Jules Frusher lives in Gloucestershire with her partner Tony and a loopy lurcher dog called Dex . She has loved writing stories since she could pick up a pencil but only seriously started at the age of twelve, when, after a serious bout of glandular fever, she was not allowed to do games and had to go and sit in the biology prep room and ‘do something else instead’. So, surrounded by jars of strange looking specimens in evil-smelling formaldehyde, she wrote her first novel – about ancient Crete.
Her passion is still history, especially the Middle Ages, and one of her current works in progress is about one of the more infamous characters of the fourteenth century: Hugh Despenser. She also writes a blog featuring her research on this man (see below).
As well as medieval history she also has many other interests such as nature, wildlife and ecology, magic and myth, special forces and counter-terrorism. Quite an eclectic mix, but it all works out somehow!
Published work includes several ghost-written about the SAS and survival methods, five commissioned books on spells and witchcraft, and several magazine articles about herbal remedies. She also has two other blogs – the well established Lady Despenser’s Scribery and the new blog-in-progress NatureSimplicityAbundance. Jules also has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire.